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The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation recently commenced relocating its Archives, Library and Performing Arts Collections to new premises at 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay. These premises are centrally located – only 9 minutes by bus from Sydney city (15 in peak hour) - and are surrounded by shops, cafes and schools, close to the […]


The University and Schools Club 25 Bent Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation 30th Anniversary Dinner held at The University and Schools Club on Monday October 10th 2016. To honour the late Dr Rodney Seaborn AO OBE, his achievements and his legacy, and to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation, 1986-2016 Programme (view PDF file) Slideshow

DARLING…… published letters of Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne 1929 -1972

Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection The Mint 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

DARLING MOTHER, DARLING SON: the letters of Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne 1929 -1972 Friends who knew the late Leslie Walford (1927-2012), Dr Seaborn’s cousin and our second Foundation President, will be interested to learn of the recent publication ‘Darling mother, darling son: the letters of Leslie Walford and Dora Byrne 1929 -1972’, edited by […]


Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia

You are invited to a special lunchtime series of ‘Life Upon the Wicked Stage’ A lunchtime talk down memory lane with celebrity guest Carmen Duncan and friends. Carmen Duncan is an international star of stage, screen and television. She has been described as ‘one of Australia’s most respected and recognised actresses’ Her long career includes […]

STOP PRESS: Foundation Secures Good Seats to Sold-Out Production of ‘DIPLOMACY’ with John Bell & John Gaden

Ensemble Theatre 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, NSW, Australia

We would like you to join us for dinner and a performance of an entertaining thriller and Australian premiere of the award-winning French play ‘DIPLOMACY’ by Cyril Gély on Thursday 19 April 2018 at the Ensemble Theatre. This brand new translation by Julie Rose has been commissioned by the Ensemble Theatre. The stellar cast includes […]



Ensemble Theatre 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, NSW, Australia

THE SANDRA BATES DIRECTOR’S AWARDS for 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been proudly sponsored by the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation. Applicants were asked to submit an expression of interest (max. 2 pages) addressing the following questions: How would the opportunity to be part of the Sandra Bates Director’s Awards benefit your professional development? Which […]

Broadway Bound, by Neil Simon

New Theatre 542 King Street, Newtown, NSW, Australia

BROADWAY BOUND by Neil Simon The final play in Simon’s quasi-autobiographical trilogy (preceded by Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues) It’s 1949, and Eugene and his brother-cum writing partner are stuck in the wilds of Brooklyn, with their philandering father, disillusioned mother, and unreconstructed socialist grandfather. Meanwhile his aunt has ‘married well’ and lives the […]


Christmas Party and Presentation of the 2018 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award.

Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia

Peter Lowry OAM President & The Board of Directors of the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation invites you and a guest to the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation Christmas party and the presentation of the 2018 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award. Enjoy the entertainment and complimentary food and drinks. Please RSVP to Carol Martin by Monday […]

Wonderful Christmas Gift

Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia

A subscription to the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation makes a wonderful Christmas Gift for a relative or a friend. As a member you receive discounted prime theatre tickets, opportunity to attend talks, events, cocktail parties, dinners and receive the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation bi-monthly Newsletter. Annual Subscription: $11.00 Life Subscription: $77.00 Phone Carol […]

$11.00 – $77.00

White Christmas Sing-A-Long

Haydon Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne 380 Military Road, Cremorne, NSW, Australia

White Christmas Sing-A-Long at the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne. Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in showbusiness. One winter, they join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a White Christmas. […]


The Illusionists, direct from Broadway

Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW, Australia

THE ILLUSIONISTS held in Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Edge of your seat magic direct from Broadway. Having smashed box office records and dazzled audiences around the globe, eight illusionists will astound you with this brand new show, packed with astonishing, death defying acts of visual, mental and optical illusion. This extravaganza of mind-blowing feats […]

$76.00 – $120.00

The Nutcracker & I, by Alexandra Dariescu

City Recital Hall 2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW, Australia

THE NUTCRACKER & I, by Alexandra Dariescu held at the City Recital Hall Angel Place Sydney with Alexandra Dariescu & Désirée Ballantyne Renowned Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Christmas tale merges piano, ballet and state-of-the art digital animations in a trailblazing multimedia treat for all ages. Behind a see-through gauze screen, Dariescu […]


A Room With A View, by E.M. Porster

Genesian Theatre 420 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

A ROOM WITH A VIEW, by E.M. Porster held at the Genesian Theatre 420 Kent Street Sydney. Set in the Edwardian era, Lucy Honeychurch, a young Englishwoman, visits Italy under the charge of her older cousin Charlotte. At their pension, or guesthouse, in Florence, they are given rooms that look into the courtyard rather than […]


Seniors Week Event: Film Screening, ‘Codgers’

Seaborn Cinema Suite 3 (ground floor), 20 Young Street, Neuitral Bay, NSW, Australia

North Sydney Council Seniors Week Event Seaborn Cinema, Suite 3 (ground floor) 20 Young Street Neutral Bay. There will be a screening of a film of a prizewinning play ‘Codgers’ by Don Reid and adapted by celebrated director Wayne Harrison, followed by a Q&A session with members of the production, conversation and refreshments (light lunch). […]


The Big Time, by David Williamson

Ensemble Theatre 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, NSW, Australia

THE BIG TIME, by David Williamson held at the Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli. Celia and Vicki were best friends at drama school, but the game of life has dealt them very different hands. Celia is a high-profile soap star earning ridiculous amounts of money and the requisite harbour views. Meanwhile Vicki by in gritty, critically acclaimed […]

$80.00 – $130.00

Sydney Opera House Ladies Committee

Palace Piccadilly Arcade

Dates to put in your diary for 2019 Yum Cha Lunch at Palace Piccadilly Arcade, Saturday 23 March 2019 Lunch at the Women’s Club, Thursday 9 May 2019 with a surprise guest   More information in our next Newsletter February 2019 or ring Carol Martin in January for more information.


Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House, NSW, Australia

Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment Present BB Group Production of WEST SIDE STORY Cast includes: Todd Jacobsson, Sophie Salvesani, Chloe Zuel, Noah Mullins, Lyndon Watts and Ritchie Singer. The moment the curtain went up on West Side Story on Broadway, musical theatre changed forever. Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius […]



New Theatre 542 King Street, Newtown, NSW, Australia

PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw It is the turn of the 20th century and in a new industrialised England, class barriers are breaking down. Eliza Doolittle, an aspirational young flower girl with no money and unintelligible speech sees a chance to escape the destiny of her birth. Language lessons from the wealthy, bullying, funny, linguistics […]



The Women's Club 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee has a long proud history of serving and fundraising for the Opera House since 1957, for various programs providing opportunities for disadvantaged students to experience performances, talks and programs at the Sydney Opera House - something everyone in our community should be able to experience. Join the Committee and […]



Genesian Theatre 420 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE RIPPER MURDERS by Brien Clemens This play combines the story of the greatest Detective with one of the greatest mysteries of the Victorian era and it’s an unmissable adventure! The grisly serial killings in Victorian Whitechapel, dubbed by the popular press as the work of Jack the Ripper, are the talk […]


Saturday Night Fever

Sydney Lyric Theatre 55 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, NSW, Australia

You will strut to Saturday Night Fever in this blazing stage show that propels the cult classic to phenomenal heights from March 2019. Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, this is the story of Tony Manero and his quest to break free of conformity and become king of the club. The movie is […]



Independent Theatre 269 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW, Australia

Pacific Opera presents A MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT Pacific Opera is a Young Artists’ opera company, producing fresh vibrant opera with a twist, providing a platform for the stars of tomorrow, and offering singers the chance to develop their vocal performance skills to advance the opera arena. Bring someone special to see this annual favourite, as […]



Seaborn Library Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street, Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia

A celebration of the wit and wisdom of Sir Noel Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer in words and song in the 120th year of his birth presented by self-confessed “Coward tragic” and sometime cabaret performer STUART MAUNDER AM accompanied by distinguished pianist John Martin. Enjoy popular hits including “I’ll See You Again”, […]



New Theatre 542 King Street, Newtown, NSW, Australia

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play “It’s man versus monster, And the monster always wins.” Moscow 1938. Not the best place to have a sense of honour, let alone a yearning for freedom. So when prominent Russian writer, Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents and hounded by the secret police, is given a […]



Bondi Pavilion Theatre Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi, NSW, Australia

Based on the Novel by Craig Silvey. Adapted by Kate Mulvany. Cast includes – Beth Daly, Elliott Weston, Nicholas Longthorne, Amy James, Tony Shim and Callan Purcell as Jasper. Director Nicholas Christo says “Jasper Jones is a piece that brings with it a sweeping visual grandeur which intersects with legitimate relationships hidden in private realms…. […]